New Balance Renew Review
The New Balance Renew Thongs are a great pair of casual sandals that many customers seem to love. They offer a decent amount of comfort, thanks to the contoured footbed and the soft lining under the straps. You will not need to worry about rubbing and blisters while walking around in these. They come in a plethora of colors so you are sure to find something that is going to best suit your wants and needs.
The sandals are more for casual wear and will not fit in great in a formal or business setting, but that does not mean they don’t have their place. Whether sitting by the pool, heading to the beach, or shopping with friends, you will look great wearing these flip flops. They might not be the cheapest sandals on the market, but they are by no means the most expensive either. The competitive price tag mixed with the long-lasting durability makes these a great investment that anyone can appreciate. These shoes would be a welcomed addition to your summer wardrobe.
- Super comfortable
- Contoured footbed
- Great arch support
- Decent traction
- Long life span
- Super lightweight
- Moderate price tag
- Needs breaking in
- Stretches over time
The sticky rubber outsole combined with the excellent tread pattern helps to ensure that you are going to have a decent amount of traction while you are out and about. Of course, you are wearing flip flops so you should not be veering off the beaten path too far, but if you are sticking to relatively flat and non-abrasive surfaces you should have no problem staying on your feet in these things.
Whether hanging out where it is dry or encountering a wet patch, these shoes are going to help prevent you from slipping and falling as they are able to hold quite the grip.
Even though the majority of your feet are going to be exposed to the air so they will be able to remain cool throughout the day, the part that is under your straps will also be able to do the same which is essential, especially on warmer day. Since the air can easily flow through the materials you will not have to worry about that part of your foot overheating.
The soft straps over your feet are going to help ensure that you have a relatively pleasant in-shoe experience while you are out and about. You should not have any problems with rubbing or chafing that can cause nasty blisters and cause discomfort. Unfortunately, some customers have stated that the straps fit their feet fairly well at first but then after a couple wears they tend to stretch out a little so this is going to be something you might want to keep in mind when purchasing this product.
Additionally, the footbed is contoured to give you a more personalized fit, shaping around your feet comfortably. Customers have stated that is sits really nicely around your arches giving you some great support, especially if you are going to be on your feet for extended periods of time.
The platform is also textured which may seem a bit odd but this is going to help give you a little bit of traction inside of your shoe, to help keep your feet from sliding around while you are wearing them to help keep you from falling and potentially hurting yourself. Keep in mind though that they do get slippery if they are wet and even though you have the textured patterns on them to help prevent slipping, you should still use caution when they get wet.
Customers mentioned that after wearing them a couple of times the straps started to stretch out, causing their perfectly fitting shoes to become a little too loose. It is not too much of a difference and it barely even registers with a lot of customers, but there are some who see a noticeable difference so you might want to keep that in mind when deciding on what size to order.
These are running relatively true to size so that is going to help take a lot of the guesswork out of deciding what size you should purchase for the perfect fit. These are not available in wide sizes so if you have rather wide feet there are probably better options out there for you.
Thankfully, customers are happy with the durability of this product and have not had a lot of issues with them falling apart on them. When compared to other similar products, these have a competitive price tag. Mix that with the fact that they are going to last and you have yourself a pretty decent investment.
Whereas there does not seem to be a lot of problems with them falling apart or tearing, there are some things that should be pointed out. As mentioned above, the straps do tend to stretch a little over time and for some that can become a problem. Additionally, some customers mentioned that they can get dirty very easily, as well as causing them to look somewhat dingy under the straps (if you are purchasing lighter colors). This is not going to make the shoes unwearable but it is something that you might want to keep in mind.
These are made more for a casual setting and as such, they might not pair too well in an office setting or with a formal dress, but a nice pair of jeans or a summer skirt will fit right in. There may not be a whole lot of versatility to them but they look great for running errands or hanging out by the pool.
As for arch support, customers have stated that they get a decent amount from these sandals, mostly thanks to the contoured footbed and the PureAlign foam. You will get a more custom fit and the support that you need, where you need it.
Customers can appreciate that they are not going to feel like they are walking around with unneccessary weight attached to their feet to hold them back or slow them down.
Some reviewers mentioned that they can feel just a little bit stiff when you first get them, but they do stretch out a little and loosen up after time. If you get them and they do not feel the greatest just give them a couple wears to break them in and they will feel great.
Coming in several different color options ensures that there is something for everyone. Most customers love these shoes and would recommend them to their friends and family. They will make a welcomed addition to your summer wardrobe.